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    My Smart Alec

    My new Tom Bihn Smart Alec was delivered Friday night. Black / Black / Wasabi, with a variety of accessories. I love the quality feel of the bag - it feels quite rugged without looking cumbersome or bulky or being overly stiff - and the lines of he bag. I really like the effect of the Freudian Slip in the bag.

    I was using the bag yesterday, and here it is this morning, at the coffee shop, the first of a few stops today.


    Lighting's not great, but there's a Freudian Slip in there, providing some rigidity and carrying magazine and iPad. Snake charmer, Side Effect, and there's a FAK in there too.

    Not much in the side pocket - iPhone, Tao pen, clear organizer wallet.


    The other side pocket swallows my 18 oz Kleen Kanteen with Sport Top - entirely. I may need to upscale my water bottle.

    #2
    you just bought one of those new accessory strap?
    aeronaut[black/solar]tristar[black/red iberian]western flyer[black/steel]synapse[black/steel]side effect[black/wasabi]medium cafe bag[black/wasabi]large cafe bag[black/wasabi]shopping bag[steel].

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      #3
      Anxious to receive mine with the new top pocket!

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        #4
        Originally posted by blackfungi View Post
        you just bought one of those new accessory strap?
        No, I actually bought 3, but only have one attached at the moment.

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          #5
          Originally posted by larryb View Post
          Anxious to receive mine with the new top pocket!
          Yes, I'm really excited to get my top (admin style) pocket as well.

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            #6
            Nice pics, Brianl! I just received a navy/iberian SA for Cmas and I love it! Now I need to post some pics...

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              #7
              Some better lit pictures of the admin side pocket, and the main compartment.
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              "Admin" pocket, currently carrying my iPhone, Tao pen, Stylus. My wallet is tethered in as well, and above that is tethered a small pouch (work ID, BART card, various other cards.
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              Main compartment - needed to use a flashlight, but "below" the Freudian Slip, there's the tethered Side Effect (left) and wasabi Snake Charmer. Below those is a pouch with my first aid kit.

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                #8
                I've been using my Smart Alec for EDC since arrival, including weekend schleps and whatnot. Love it! It's quite comfortable to wear and use.

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                  #9
                  At lunch today - SA making sure I'm organized:
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                    #10
                    Is that a killer pigeon guarding your bag?
                    When in trouble, obfuscate.

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                      #11
                      Yes, indeed

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                        #12
                        Ooh, very nice upper modular pocket. I hope you don't mind my asking what you keep in it? I'm so tempted to get the modular pockets, but I don't quite have the need for them ... yet. :rolleyes:

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Ginkgo View Post
                          Ooh, very nice upper modular pocket. I hope you don't mind my asking what you keep in it? I'm so tempted to get the modular pockets, but I don't quite have the need for them ... yet. :rolleyes:
                          I don't mind at all. :) It's taken me a bit to figure out a load out, especially as I really like and use the side admin pocket.

                          Right now, the Upper Pocket holds a few notebooks, Kleenex pack, wet wipes, screw driver kit, pen, Advil, small folding knife, scissors, and a tethered TB clear organizer which serves as my first aid kit.
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                          There's enough room with all that for my flashlight, a Fenix TK15. For the rare times I just don't want it on my belt:
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by BrianI View Post
                            I don't mind at all. :) It's taken me a bit to figure out a load out, especially as I really like and use the side admin pocket.

                            Right now, the Upper Pocket holds a few notebooks, Kleenex pack, wet wipes, screw driver kit, pen, Advil, small folding knife, scissors, and a tethered TB clear organizer which serves as my first aid kit.
                            There's enough room with all that for my flashlight, a Fenix TK15. For the rare times I just don't want it on my belt:
                            Wow, it fits the 3D Clear Organizer Cube and all that stuff? Very spacious.

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                              #15
                              The morning, with Lower External Pocket as well:
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                              The Lower Pocket does help prevent the bag from tipping (bonus!).

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